Next by Michael Lewis
The Future Just Happened

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The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeek

With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author. 

About Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is the author of Panic!, Liar’s Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Home Game, among other works. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Published May 17, 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company. 252 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Mr. Feinstein was there when coaches yelled at players, coaches screamed at referees and coaches sniped at coaches.

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As a financial reporter tracing the development of innovative industries like black box interactive television and interactive political polling from their beginnings as Internet brainstorms, Lewis reminds readers that the twin American instincts to democratize and commercialize intertwine on the...

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Entertainment Weekly

He's particularly fascinated by adolescents who have gained the edge on adults, like New Jersey teen Jonathan Lebed, charged by the SEC with making a fortune by manipulating stock prices via website investment boards, and Daniel Sheldon, the 14-year-old behind the legendary file-sharing progr...

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As in Liar's Poker and his other books, Lewis is a master of the far from obvious, giving a jargonectomy to big concepts.

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Kansas City Star

According to the NCAA, its staff gained information for the Miami investigation through the bankruptcy proceedings — information that would not have been accessible to the NCAA otherwise — with the help of Shapiro’s lawyer.

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Carlin Romano

America's most prominent commentator on foreign affairs, Walter Lippmann, offered the highest form of respect for Kennan's ideas when he wrote a 14-part response to Kennan's Foreign Affairs article, far longer than Kennan's original essay.

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Bleacher Report

It is a well-written account of what it's like for the players, coaches, and owners to go through an NFL season—and, in this case, a disappointing one, as the Ravens did not make the playoffs.

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Choose one: 1 - I strongly oppose the Photo ID Amendment 2 - I mildly oppose the Photo ID Amendment 3 - I am undecided on the Photo ID Amendment ...

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